Bill Foster Scholarship
Bill was a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill. He was a County Commissioner from 1976 until 1988 – then served on Town Board. He was noted for his love of music and played in the Southland String Band which played bluegrass, blues, gospel and country music.
As the owner of Foster Drug in Mocksville, Bill had a unique business model that employed many high school students to give them job skills and prevent his customer from waiting.
This scholarship was opened with memorials by family, friends, customers, and employees of Foster Drug in Mocksville following Bill’s untimely death.
After his death, friends said that Bill always wanted the best for Mocksville! The town phrase “Time Well Spent” was coined by Bill and he even came up with the idea to sell license plates bearing the phrase.
Beginning in 2013 the Bill Foster Scholarship has been awarded to a current or former member of the Foster Drug family.
The Bill Foster Scholarship is available to a college student with preference given to employees of Foster Drug Company and their children, as well as former employees who are presently in school; however, other applicants will be accepted. Applicant must have completed one year of college with a 2.75 GPA and need financial assistance.